RootDim [root]

RootDim [root]


RootDim was formerly known as SuperDim. RootDim requires root privileges on your device.

RootDim has been largely superceded by our ScreenDim, which does not require root (though it also has an enhanced root mode, which on some newer devices may work more reliably than RootDim) and has useful features like presets in the notification area.

RootDim lets you dim LCD screens (and a few OLED ones) to very low levels--lower than the OS normally allows (that's why you need root privileges)--to save night vision. This will be particularly useful for serious amateur astronomers.

On some devices you can also turn off LEDs (e.g., power LED).

If you have ChainFire3D, RootDim will let you conveniently control the nightmode settings together with the brightness settings.

You can save up to five profiles that can be restored with a single touch in the RootDim screen. The profiles include LCD backlight brightness and nightmode settings (if applicable). Long touch on profile button to save, short touch to load.

You can also create launcher shortcuts for particular saved profiles and for cycling through all the profiles.

If RootDim doesn't work on your device, email me at [email protected] before leaving a low rating. Maybe I can fix it.

Note 1: Some devices don't allow going below the minimum value allowed by the OS. There is really nothing I can do about that.

Note 2: There is a special feature for some Archos 70/101 devices that have a firmware problem that prevents them from waking up properly when they've been put to sleep with a low brightness (this problem occurs even if you don't have SuperDim). Go to Menu|Options and choose that option if you have one of these devices, and it should fix the problem.

Note 3: For all the users who would like a widget, please remember the launcher shortcut feature.

Recent changes:
1.58:
- bug fix
1.56:
- add support for light control on devices that don't support 'trigger' interface
- include other light settings in profiles
1.55:
- fix a light control bug
- but the light control is still broken on devices that don't support the 'trigger' interface
1.54:
- allow renaming of custom presets
1.53:
- renamed to RootDim
- better control over extra lights (still maybe not perfect)
1.52:
- added support for additional devices
- fix for Archos Gen8 firmware bug
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File size
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About RootDim [root]
RootDim was formerly known as SuperDim. RootDim requires root privileges on your device.

RootDim has been largely superceded by our ScreenDim, which does not require root (though it also has an enhanced root mode, which on some newer devices may work more reliably than RootDim) and has useful features like presets in the notification area.

RootDim lets you dim LCD screens (and a few OLED ones) to very low levels--lower than the OS normally allows (that's why you need root privileges)--to save night vision. This will be particularly useful for serious amateur astronomers.

On some devices you can also turn off LEDs (e.g., power LED).

If you have ChainFire3D, RootDim will let you conveniently control the nightmode settings together with the brightness settings.

You can save up to five profiles that can be restored with a single touch in the RootDim screen. The profiles include LCD backlight brightness and nightmode settings (if applicable). Long touch on profile button to save, short touch to load.

You can also create launcher shortcuts for particular saved profiles and for cycling through all the profiles.

If RootDim doesn't work on your device, email me at [email protected] before leaving a low rating. Maybe I can fix it.

Note 1: Some devices don't allow going below the minimum value allowed by the OS. There is really nothing I can do about that.

Note 2: There is a special feature for some Archos 70/101 devices that have a firmware problem that prevents them from waking up properly when they've been put to sleep with a low brightness (this problem occurs even if you don't have SuperDim). Go to Menu|Options and choose that option if you have one of these devices, and it should fix the problem.

Note 3: For all the users who would like a widget, please remember the launcher shortcut feature.

Recent changes:
1.58:
- bug fix
1.56:
- add support for light control on devices that don't support 'trigger' interface
- include other light settings in profiles
1.55:
- fix a light control bug
- but the light control is still broken on devices that don't support the 'trigger' interface
1.54:
- allow renaming of custom presets
1.53:
- renamed to RootDim
- better control over extra lights (still maybe not perfect)
1.52:
- added support for additional devices
- fix for Archos Gen8 firmware bug

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A Google User
Jan 20, 2015
GS3 didn't work
A Google User
Jan 19, 2015
Takes a little getting use to But in the end is worth the learning, very good! developer, thank you for saving my battery and protecting my eyes at night.
A Google User
Jan 18, 2015
Worked excellently. It allowed me to reduce the brightness than lowest default level
A Google User
Jan 13, 2015
Wow. It really helped my phone a LOT. Thank you so much.
A Google User
Jan 4, 2015
Works well on my note4 so far!!!